St. Louis is home to a number of good breadmakers: Companion, Black Bear and, of course, the ubiquitous St. Louis Bread Company. But Sidney Street Café, which bakes its own, has dipped back into St. Louis' French history with the beignet. A favorite in the coffee shops of New Orleans, beignets are lumps of deep-fried dough, typically dusted with powdered sugar and eaten while piping hot. Sidney Street serves baskets of these steaming-hot beignets, but not as a sweet dessert item -- the fluffy confections go savory as dinner rolls. They're so addictive that people from surrounding states have attempted to tote orders of these gems home. Alas, they don't last and should be eaten immediately.
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